Chief Financial Officer Retires from Goodyear

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has revealed that Laura K. Thompson, the executive vice president and chief financial officer has informed the company of her intention to retire in the first quarter of 2019 after 35 years of service.

Thompson joined Goodyear in 1983 and served in a wide range of key finance and business roles of increasing responsibility culminating in her appointment as executive vice president and chief financial officer in 2013.

“We extend our sincere gratitude to Laura for the outstanding leadership she has provided throughout her career,” said Richard J. Kramer, chairman, chief executive officer and president. “Our entire company – from our business units to our finance teams – has benefited from her substantial contributions to making Goodyear a strong competitor in our industry.”

“As I look ahead to marking 35 years with Goodyear in the coming months, I have given this decision a great deal of thought and concluded that the time is right for me to take this step,” said Thompson.

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

Contact: richardjwilson@btconnect.com

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